Mission, Vision and Core Values 



 Preparing students to step forward with confidence and a vision of lifetime success.


All South Dakota children who are blind or visually impaired will have full access to educational resources that prepare them for life.

Core Values

  • Each child as an individual, deserving of uniquely designed learning opportunities focused to help them achieve their highest level of independence.
  • Families, communities, and school districts as key partners in meeting the needs of each child.
  • Knowledgeable and caring professionals who provide experiences for each child in the least restrictive environment.
  • Innovative use of technological tools adapted for each child.
  • Safety and security in a positive healthy environment.
  • A commitment to the highest level of independent readiness as each child embraces adulthood with a sense of opportunity.